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Office of Sustainability

Working to improve quality of life in Philadelphia by providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

Office of Sustainability

What we do

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:

  • Accessible food and drinking water
  • Healthy outdoor and indoor air
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
  • Quality natural resources
  • Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
  • Zero Waste
  • Engaged students, stewards, and workers

Connect

Address
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email sustainability@phila.gov

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Events

  • Jan
    28
    Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Discussion: How to Build a Net-Zero America
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    Online Event

    Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Discussion: How to Build a Net-Zero America

    January 28, 2021
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, 1 hour
    Online Event
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    Two researchers from Princeton University, Jesse Jenkins and Eric Larson, join the Kleinman Center for a discussion of affordable paths to a carbon-neutral U.S. economy by 2050. 
     
    Learn more and register here.
  • Jan
    28
    PEA Event: Philly C-PACE Open Monthly Meeting
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Online Event

    PEA Event: Philly C-PACE Open Monthly Meeting

    January 28, 2021
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour
    Online Event
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    The Philadelphia C-PACE team will be here every month to share program insights and discuss your questions.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83634015738

    Meeting ID: 836 3401 5738

    Click here for details.

  • Jan
    28
    Water Center at Penn Event: Climate Change and Global Water Crises: Implications of Too Much and Not Enough Water
    4:00 pm to 5:15 pm
    Online Event

    Water Center at Penn Event: Climate Change and Global Water Crises: Implications of Too Much and Not Enough Water

    January 28, 2021
    4:00 pm to 5:15 pm, 1 hour
    Online Event
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    Climate change induced global water crises are real and growing.  As a result of climate change, many parts of the world are experiencing either too little water due to severe drought or too much water due to increasing frequency and intensity of storms.  These environmental changes are leading to political instability, mass migration and increased pressure on urban water infrastructure as more people gravitate toward urban areas.  This panel will discuss the environmental and socio-political implications of looming water crises as well as what urban water leaders can do to ensure that the cities can provide water as a human right for all. 
     
    Register here. 

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